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Home Days Weekend
Alumni Annual Breakfast in the Park

Sunday - August 6th
Kiwanis Pavilion
9:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Adults: $10.00
Children Under 12: $4.00

Reservations are requested for meal planning, but we want you to come - with or without a reservation!

The IHS Alumni Association Breakfast in the Park is open to all IHS alumni, teachers, family, and friends. The event will include great food, camaraderie, and raffles! This casual event has become a popular place to catch up with former classmates. Our menu includes waffles, sausage, fresh fruit, danish, juice, and coffee.

This Alumni Event provides an opportunity to join or renew your Alumni Association Membership, purchase tickets for the Alumni Sunday morning 50/50 Raffle, and purchase tickets for the Alumni Basket Raffle. The baskets can be viewed at the Alumni Home Days tent Friday and Saturday and then at the breakfast on Sunday.

Dress is casual so come as you are and visit with other IHS Alumni and classmates.

For reservations, contact Bob Wagner, via phone/text: 757-202-7750; or Email Bob Wagner

Visit the Alumni Home Days Tent

Please stop by the Alumni Home Days Tent on Home Days Weekend. We will be in the Civic Center Parking Lot near the Kiwanis Pavilion. On display will be the baskets being auctioned off at the breakfast on Sunday. IHS class yearbooks and memorabilia will be on display. It's a great place to mingle with IHS graduates, too!

Please consider volunteering for a shift on Friday or Saturday. It's not hard, just hang out and talk to people, sell a few raffle tickets, and take alumni memberships/renewals. You can view and/or sign up for a shift on our secure website: Home Days Signup. Scroll down the page and look for an available spot!

Your Chance to WIN Home Days Raffle!

In the past, printed Home Days Raffle tickets were sold in person in small numbers. This year, a new opportunity is being provided to purchase and pay for tickets online with the "Proceeds to Benefit" a selected organization. In our case, we ask Alumni to designate the "IHS Alumni Association" as the organization to receive the benefit. In doing so, 100% of your ticket purchase will go to the Alumni Association! So, if you buy twelve tickets for $10.00, you get 12 chances to win and the Alumni Association gets $10.00!

We hope you will buy raffle tickets and we hope you will win! Grand Prize Raffle Information

  • $1,000 Cash - United Survey
  • 2-Bay Event (Valued at $575) - TopGolf
  • $500 (5 $100 Gift Cards) - Kurtz Bros.
  • Raffle Basket (Valued at $500) - Union Savings Bank
  • Dental Basket & Teeth Whitening Certificate (Valued at $460) - Rockside Family Dental
  • Overnight Stay (Valued at $250) - DoubleTree
  • $250 Cash - The Fedeli Group
  • $250 Cash - Independence Heating & Cooling
  • $200 Cash - Mill & Motion Inc
  • $200 Cash - Mayor Gregory P. Kurtz
  • Car Jump Starter (Valued at $150) - Custom Electric Service
  • Weed Wacker (Valued at $150) - South Hills Hardware
  • Overnight Stay (Valued at $130) - Embassy Suites
  • $100 Cash - Councilperson John DiGeronimo
  • $100 Cash - Vice Mayor Dave Grendel
  • $100 Cash - The Indy Fixician
  • $100 Cash - Vista Springs Ravinia Estate
  • $100 Cash - MAI Capital
  • $100 Gift Card - Anthony Amato Salon/Glitz & Glamour Nail Salon
  • $100 Gift Card - Independence Flowers & Gifts
  • $100 Gift Card - Melt Bar & Grilled
  • $100 Gift Card - Spins Bowl
  • Raffle Basket w/ Gift Cards (Valued at $100) - Dollar Bank
  • Electric Scooter - Cuyahoga Valley Native Sons & Daughters

Upcoming Reunions?

Are you a 2018, 2013, 2008, 2003, 1998, 1993, 1988, 1983, 1978, 1973, 1968 , 1963, 1958, 1953, 1948 or 1943 graduate of Independence High School? This is the year for your reunion! Our Home Days tent is a great place to solicit interest and/or provide details and it's just around the corner on Friday, August 4th and Saturday, August 5th! Let us know so we can help spread the word and have a sign-up sheet for those interested: Email

Save The Date For Homecoming 2023!

Homecoming 2023 is September 8th & 9th! We'll be at the Football game passing out Alumni Association stickers and seeing which class has the best representation. What do you want to see at Homecoming this year? Alumni Cheerleaders? Alumni Homecoming Court? Alumni Marching Band? A spot on the sidelines for Alumni Football Players? Send us your feedback by emailing us via this link: IHS Alumni Association and we'll see if we can work with the "powers that be" to make it happen!

Homecoming Tailgate Party

Friday, September 8th, 2023
5 p.m.-6:30 p.m.

You're invited! Join hundreds of Independence families & IHS Alumni for food, fun & football, as we cheer on our Blue Devils! Admission to the homecoming game is INCLUDED with your tailgate ticket. Appearances by the Youth & IHS Cheerleaders. Tailgate performance by the IHS Marching Band. Inflatables provided by the City of Independence. Delicious dinner courtesy of our sponsors: Sam's Club & Discount Drug Mart. Individual tickets $17, Family pack (4 tickets) $55. Purchase tickets here

Mark Your Calendar--Upcoming Meetings & Important Dates

The Alumni Association meets quarterly on the second Monday of the month in March, June, September and November.

Newsletter Submission Deadline for the Winter Spectator is Sunday, November 19th.

Donations and Memorabilia

We are always looking for Memorabilia from your high school years. If you have rings, class photos, and yearbooks particularly from 1926 thru 1928, 1931 thru 1944, 1946 thru 1951, 1992 and 1994, or other related items you would like to donate, please email the Alumni Association at Alumni Association. We'll take memorabilia from any year but those are the years where we're really lacking items!

The Alumni Association Welcomes Donations To Fund our Giving and Support Programs

The Alumni Association was started in 2007 and is dedicated to promoting educational memories, one class at a time. Current active members represent graduates from the Classes of 1942 to 2023.

Annually, the Association Awards two $750.00 Graduating Senior Awards; Presents an Annual Gift to Independence High School from $500.00 to $1,500.00; Supports the Graduating Class Yearbook ($350.00); Recognizes one or more teachers as an "Educator of Excellence."

Our 2023 donation goal is $3,500.00.

You do NOT have to be an IHS graduate to donate. Graduates, parents, friends, and businesses are all welcome!

Want to join the Alumni Association?

Promoting educational memories, one class at a time. The Alumni Association welcomes all graduates from Independence High School. We offer memberships of one and five years. Join and receive the "Spectator" newsletter! Click here to join the Alumni Association

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